New Delhi, Jan 4: The media should exercise restraint and act in a responsible manner while reporting on sensitive issues, experts said here Friday.
“In the recent (Delhi) gang-rape case, media became almost a part of the crowd and instead of guiding people in the right direction it fed frenzy,” K.T.S. Tulsi, a senior Supreme Court lawyer, said at a press conference organised by the Indian Women’s Press Corps.
Among those present at the press conference were noted journalists Ravish Kumar, Shoma Chaudhury and feminist Nivedita Menon who writes for Kafila.org, a blogging website.
Tulsi said the media must show restraint as the people who are aggrieved could be at a great loss.
Terming the work of print media as “exemplary” while covering the rape and torture of a young girl in a bus here, Nivedita Menon said the broadcast media should introspect when it comes to reporting such events.
“Television news channels have no independent character. It is an era of pulp television and the viewers will have to accept it,” Ravish Kumar said.